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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of virginia is preparing its first execution of a female prisoner in almost 100 years. she has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her husband and his son in 2002. >> this is the 41-year-old grandmother who sent hit man to kill her husband and stepson said she could collect a quarter of a million dollars in insurance. now from a jail cell, hours before her execution, she has spoken by phone to a local reporter. >> i just want people to know you can be a good person and make the wrong choice. if i have to go on and be with jesus, i know that will be the best thing. >> her husband and his son were shot dead in their trailer in rural virginia. it was meant to look like a bungled robbery. she quickly confessed to police that she had left the door open for the killers, who she had met earlier in the supermarket. one of them became her lover as they hatched the murder plot. relatives of the victims have no doubt be punishment fits the crime. >> when you play god, you are taking it upon yourself to write your own future. you get what you deserve. >> but defense lawyers say it is mora
WETA
Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, house republican leaders appeared in shirt sleeves at a hardware and lumber store in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are h
WETA
Sep 23, 2010 12:30am EDT
, campaign-style, in a virginia family's backyard to promote the new health care law. obama ticked off a list off its achievements, among them: there are no limits on lifetime benefits. kids can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. and, dependents up to age 26 will be able to get insurance through their parent's plan. >> all of these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you paid for. >> reporter: consumers can expect to pay more in premiums. the administration estimates those new benefits will add an average of 2% to 3% to premium costs. but, supporters say a focus on preventive care will help bring long-term costs down. heritage policy analyst ed haislmaier says whether that will be true is unclear. >> when you start saying things like, "the plan has to pay for dietary counseling for people with high cholesterol," but then doesn't define what high cholesterol is or how many visits and says, "use good
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